SCC/Special Olympics Chicago is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Funding comes from individuals, organizations, corporate sponsorships, special events and grants. We are not a United Way agency, nor do we receive funding from the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation. We exceed our goal to ensure more than 70 percent of funds are used on programs for our athletes. All contributions are tax deductible.
Whether it's sponsorship of an event or competition, or a private donation, people make an investment in their community through Special Olympics Chicago. Supporting SCC/Special Olympics Chicago can help employees rally behind a common goal and take pride in their organization. Your support allows SCC/Special Olympics Chicago to offer the best quality training and competition experience to the athletes of Special Olympics Chicago.
Donation options include:
Corporate partnerships with SCC/Special Olympics Chicago are customized to meet the philanthropic, marketing, sponsorship and/or employee interests of a company. Because Special Olympics Chicago has activities throughout the year, we are able to offer an almost limitless number of contribution options for companies, their employees and their customers. Expand your company's visibility in the community via excellent sponsorship opportunities. Special Olympics Chicago events make great outings for employees and their families, while generating positive awareness in the community and with customers. Some utilize the special events to host clients or to reward employees. Others help by providing in-kind support or by soliciting vendors.
Employee Matching Plan
Many companies will match an employee's charity contribution, thereby doubling or even tripling your tax-deductible donation to Special Olympics Chicago. Contact your Human Resources If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send necessary paperwork to address below or email to:
Provide a unique wedding favor
Favors for wedding guests, or those invited to any special occasion celebration, are commonplace. But, none warm the heart like a "in lieu of" gift to support SCC/Special Olympics Chicago that brings joy to those who have yet to experience it.
In return for your contribution, Special Olympics Chicago will provide beautiful folded cards to place at each table setting. Each 3∏-inch by 2-inch place card is elegantly embossed with the Special Olympics Chicago logo on cream-colored heavyweight paper. The inside message is printed in black ink with a classic invitation style font and reads, "On this special occasion, a generous donation has been made to SCC/Special Olympics Chicago in your honor." The Special Olympics Chicago mission statement is printed on the back of the card.
These cards commemorating your charitable gift are perfect for:
- anniversaries (both personal and corporate)
- bar mitzvahs
- bat mitzvahs
- retirement celebrations
- christenings or baby-naming ceremonies
- any other special occasion!
Donation of Goods or Services
Donate time, talent or items to support Special Olympics Chicago to help defray costs of our programs. Donations of goods and services, also known as in-kind donations, can be a valuable resource for our programs. This is a partial list of common donations. (Please note that while we are grateful for the gesture, we do not accept donations of trophies or plaques.)
If you do not see an in-kind donation you would like to make included in this list, please contact us
.We appreciate many forms of creative in-kind gifts.
- Creative/Marketing Services
- Consulting Services
- Public Relations
- Graphics/Web Design
- Professional Training/Computer Training
- Human Resources/Volunteer Recruiters
- Event Supplies
- Facilities for Athletes to Train
- Movies/Event/Concert Tickets
- Airlines Miles
- Hotel Stays/Loyalty Points
- Travel Packages
- Ad Space in Print and Electronic Media
Memorials and Tributes/Donate by mail.
Honor someone special with a tribute, remember a lost loved one with a memorial, or celebrate a birthday, graduation or wedding. Fill out this form and mail with your donation to ensure continuing sports training and competition for our athletes.
A Gift by Will/Mention in Obituary One simple way to remember Special Olympics Chicago is to include us in your will and list us in your obituary. When you start thinking of charities that have made a difference in your life and the lives of your family, please remember us. Many of our supporters have left a bequest of a specific amount or a percentage of their estate. We encourage you to consult an attorney who specializes in estate planning to ensure your will best suits your needs and desires.